Ray Hsu earned his undergraduate degrees from the University of Arizona, graduating magna cum laude with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Media Arts and Communications, in addition to a minor in Japanese Language Studies. While attending Arizona, Ray made the Dean’s List with the Highest Academic Distinction Award. Ray was also involved and took on leadership roles in student organizations on campus: Ray served on the Executive Board for the Taiwanese Students Association (TSA) and the Japanese Language & Cultural Club.
Ray then worked as the Promotions Editor at Television Broadcast Company (TVB), the largest Chinese television station in Southern California while also working as a Chinese-Mandarin interpreter on legal matters.
Ray then resumed his education and attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he graduated with a civil litigation law concentration. Ray devoted his legal education on labor employment law issues and took all of the Labor & Employment law professional skill courses offered. Ray was a trial team member of the American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Trial Competition Ray also served as the President of the Hastings Chinese Language & Culture Club and was an active member of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA). Ray served as a Staff Editor for Hastings International and Comparative Law Review (HICLR) and later served on the Submissions Committee for the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal wherein he reviewed Labor & Employment Law articles submitted by scholars and law professors nationwide.
During his law school tenure, Ray participated in the Neighborhood Legal Services Worker’s Rights Clinic where he advocated on behalf of employees on administrative wage claims and unemployment insurance benefits appeals. Ray helped numerous employees to sue for unpaid wages, overtime premiums, and penalties, and even worked with the collections attorneys to obtain large payments for the clients. Ray also served as a Public Interest Fellow with the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) where he worked on class action employment discrimination cases.
Ray focuses his law practice exclusively in labor employment law, representing both employers and employees in matters including wage and hour claims, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation, and class action defense.
Ray is a Board Member of the Southern California Chinese Lawyer Association (SCCLA) and commits a portion of his time on pro bono matters and volunteer work. In his spare time, Ray enjoys travelling abroad and spending time trying different cuisines offered.
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2010)
B.A., University of Arizona (2005)